For the third time I had the chance of taking part in the RoboCup Junior, namely at the qualification-turney in Vöhringen. The best five qualified for the world championchip in Bremen in June.
Being only one person, I took part in the "1 against 1 senior" league with the teamname "Master of Construction".
I overcame the group games, by this I was in the quarter finals. Unfortunately my opponent was better and so I had to win the following two games to finish fifth.
I could succeed in the first one with two nice goals. Unadvantageously I now had to play against our other school team, which I had coached the weeks before and where I had helped a lot. In spite of the robot, having been constructed very simply, I lost, due to my robot just being to slowly. Though you can probably meet me at the world championchip, they put me up their team.
I decided in favor of a two-wheel-actuation, three pillars prevent the robot from tipping over.
Our school has no magnetic field sensors, so I had to think of something different to measure the angle. Of course I made it complicated and attached two free-turning wheels on the left and right, each connected to a rotation sensor.
An advantage towars my opponents was the shooting-gadget with which the ball could be shoot fast into the goal or at least into the other half of the field.
Due to me, currently learning Java , I decided to program the robot also with Java, namely leJOS, which really offers many possibilities. The development is very easy with the help of the Eclipse-Plugin, because you are offered many support, e.g. code completion.
The code and a description can be found on my Java-Blog.